sacrificing sleep in return for extra time of working or studying (cramming), usually lasting all night.

Derived from Lionel Richie's classic from the 80's "All Night Long" and commonly posted along with it on social media platforms.

Modern synonym for "to pull an all-nighter".
I'll need to pull a lionel to handle this amount of work.

on a chat ...
(Aussie): what R u doin' up that late?
(You): pulling a lionel
(Aussie): that's ridiculously WHACK!

how long you been studying for the exam?
- took me a double-lionel.
respect!
by oliverski November 20, 2011

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